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8 Employment Facts

At Staffing it is interesting to read some of the interesting stats from the temping industry. Whether you are a recruitment agency, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following recruiting facts (Updated December 2018):

  • It was reported of the 20,000 new hires 52% of them failed within 20 months and of these, 88% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the operation. Only 11% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • Organisations spend on average 5 and 8 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 70% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • Many companies use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 75% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • On average there will be between 65 and 108 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 5% and 10% of these applicants get an interview.
  • Just as the number of job opening can increase it often will decrease at an even faster rate if an economy is slowing down. Nothing is constant so the highest salaries are secured when unemployment rates are lowest. Rememnber however lock in your job and salary at the peak as you may be looking for work when the cycle dips. With approximately 82% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • It is interesting to note that only 6% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 3% of candidates received valuable feedback.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 34% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 31% look for multitasking skills; 32% look for initiative; 20% look for creative thinking; and 11% look for something else in the candidate.
  • companies report that 1 in 22 job offers (around 5%) are rejected by their first choice of candidate. Usually because they have received another offer, however often for many other reasons.
  • On average new candidates take between 22 and 28 weeks to reach optimum productivity.

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the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 5 to 16 times over their lifetime. At Staffing we are committed to providing you with career advice and resources to assist you in this journey. We hope you found this article of interest, and that is assists you in your search for the perfect job, whether it be jobs, a 1 career or role. Our Brisbane team of employment specialists are consistently recognised in the top 10 recruitment companies Australia wide. If you are a job seeker then click on the Find Work button to upload your resume and be matched to Staffing's job database, including 1 roles in Brisbane. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on (07) 3733 1015 to discover how we can help turn your queensland temp agencies, brisbane temporary agencies employment company or queensland temp agency temp staff organisation's hiring needs into a Staffing solution!

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